Friday, March 23rd at the McCarter Theatre Center

When a Chicago teenager is sent to live with her grandmother in South Carolina, she finds herself on a powerful journey toward discovering her place in this world and in her family. Inspired by the best-selling book, “Crowns” weaves faith and fashion together into an inspirational, joyous coming-of-age musical celebration of resilient, triumphant African-American women — and their church hats. Regina Taylor returns to direct this 15th Anniversary revival that will truly lift your spirits at McCarter Theatre Center’s Matthews Theatre in Princeton.



Pi Day Princeton

pie-throwingEinstein was born on March 14th – 3.14 – the numeric equivalent of Pi! Every year the town of Princeton celebrates Pi Day by hosting an irrational number of events around Palmer Square. Join in the fun on Wednesday, March 14th from 12:00pm – 6:30pm to commemorate our most beloved Princeton genius!

There will be Pie Eating, Pie Judging, Pie Throwing, Pi Recitation, Pizza Pie and Cupcake Decorating Contests! (Nearly all events are free but purchasing a VIP pass guarantees seating and participation to the main Pi Day Princeton events!)

  • Einstein Look A Like and Pi Recitation Winners receive $314.15!
  • Pizza Pie Contest winner receives free pizza for a year!
  • Cupcake Contest winner gets free cupcakes for a year!
  • Best Apple Pie professional chef gets bragging rights for a year!

For the non- competitive types, there are Surprise Birthday Parties and Dinky Rides with Einstein, live musical and theatrical performances, a Pi-Rade, a children’s violin demonstration, family friendly self guided Grub Crawls, a Pi Day inspired family movie, professionally guided tours of Einstein’s neighborhood, live theater performances, biking, running and walking tours. Adults can enjoy self guided Pub Crawls, three live performances, book signings and an “Inventors Only” Cocktail Making Course. Continue reading


wd_maidenhome_blog_-9_preview-683x1024There are a few things in life I’ve recently realized are nearly impossible to find. 1.) the perfect wedding dress. 2.) a kitchen table that feels like home and 3.) my dream sofa. My fiancé and I spent months, actually years, looking for our dream sofa. And we ironically found it on a lazy weekend afternoon at an Odds & Ends Furniture Warehouse closeout sale. It was just one of those serendipitous Sundays where we both looked at each other with heart eye emojis and said, “We NEED to buy this sofa!” It was the one.

But, I can honestly say, if it wasn’t for that one rogue unicorn sofa, I think we would still be on the hunt.

Of course, after my sofa search came to full fruition, a unique custom furniture company by the name of Maiden Home, reached out to W&D in regards to partnering on a custom interior design project. As I browsed through their website I couldn’t wait to learn more about their process.

Lately, with my own bohemian home decor company, Arden Trading Co., I’ve been thinking a lot about customizing my own pillows, duvet covers, and even furniture. The world of creating your own home goods is so interesting to me! So when I discovered that you can customize your own furniture with Maiden Home I looked at Kate and said, “We need to do this!” How fun!  Continue reading and Wit & Delight


# 2 Four Seasons clubhouse renderingIt’s common knowledge that empty nesters from the northern states have always considered a move to the south for a significant lifestyle change that also brings financial advantages and warmer weather.  With this year’s combination of an exceptionally cold winter and the new tax law going into effect, more homebuyers than ever are setting their sights on the Sun Belt states of South Carolina and Florida.

Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons active-lifestyle communities offer the ideal panacea for 55+ homebuyers: resort-inspired living in desirable southern state settings that are well known for their pleasant climates and lower cost of living.

Among the options are K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Parkland, nestled beside the stunning beaches, golf courses, and celebrated shopping and dining of Boca Raton, Florida; K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Orlando, just minutes from Walt Disney World® and other world-class theme parks; and K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Lakes of Cane Bay, in the backyard of historic Charleston, South Carolina.

Prices for new homes in these communities range from the lower $200s to the upper $600s.

“We’ve carefully selected some of the finest destinations in Florida and South Carolina that complement K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons brand of living while providing considerable value to homebuyers from the northeast,” said Joe Riggs, Group President of K. Hovnanian® Homes. “It’s a compelling combination that is resonating with buyers who are more than ready for a lifestyle change.” Continue reading



It’s the simplest design that’s often the most sophisticated. A subtly curved vase, filled with a single flower. A delicately-proportioned daybed fit for luxe lounging. Thoughtful technology that’s easy on the eyes and equally easy to use. When united by a strong overall vision, these streamlined elements can create some of the most comforting, serene, and striking interiors out there. One thing we know for certain when it comes to the items and ideas that fill our home — a little restraint goes a long way! So, here we celebrate understated pieces that don’t need to shout to make an impact. Show us a space with a tightly-controlled color palette and well-chosen, subtle, and juxtaposed furnishings and we’ll show you a room that swoons.

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Makerspace Nights at the Library


Tuesday, February 27th at 6 PM 

Join Princeton University’s Council of Science and Technology to build a maker project on the last Tuesday of the month, starting in February. Projects will be decided at the beginning of the month, so check in on the library’s website to see what we are building and if the project is suitable for children. 2nd Floor Conference Room, every last Tuesday of the month.


The right gift for your beloved is a choice that should come from the heart—but that doesn’t mean a little research can’t help. The following picks are the result of more than 100 hours of research performed by some two dozen testers tasked with finding the best items to help you plan your next romantic occasion (even if you secretly hoard all of the chocolate for yourself).




The Black Box offers just the right balance of understated and seductive, and the chocolates inside are sure to excite the most jaded palate.


Cupid’s Chase 5k

cupidchaseCommunity Options, Inc. invites runners, walkers, and rollers (baby strollers and wheelchairs) to help make difference in the lives of people with disabilities by participating in our annual Cupid’s Chase 5K.  Because of you…we can make a difference!  Finisher medals guaranteed while supplies last!  Limited Edition Cupid’s Chase shirts will be first come, first served on race day if you do not register by 12/31.  Not a fan of the cold weather?  Instead of bundling up, cuddle up with your sweetheart and support people with disabilities.  Cuddle up for the cause today and become a Virtual Participant!  Registration begins at 8am on race day.  Cost: $25 on or before 12/31; $30 on or before 2/9; $40 Race day.

For further information, click here. 

Princeton Shopping Center

301 N. Harrison Street

Project Pet

petdogsSunday, January 28 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at Pinot’s Palette

Paint a portrait of your pet at Project Pet. Once you sign up for the painting, email us a high quality digital photo of your pet (one pet per canvas, please) and we will do the rest. Each photo will be transferred onto a 16”X20” canvas. Our talented artists will walk you through the steps to create your very own Pet Portrait!


Just send us a high quality photo of your fur baby, and we will work our magic to transfer the image onto your canvas before you arrive. Our talented artists will lead you step-by-step while you enjoy your favorite beverage and watch your pet portrait come to life!



jo-maloneCandles may as well be currency in the interior-design world. Interior designers use them as the final touch to a room, the one that elevates a space to the next sensory level. We mortals love them too but have a hard time knowing where to start.

To help you wade through the morass, we rounded up our favorites. Psst — they are also on every interior designer’s list!

Get ready to buy matches in bulk.

Jo Malone

If it’s good enough for Kate Middleton, then it’s good enough for us. The Duchess of Cambridge had Jo Malone’s citrus scents — Orange Blossom ($65) included — perfuming Westminster Abbey during her royal wedding. ‘Nuff said.

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